Sam stands behind a lit barbecue looking at her burnt hands, while her friends look on shocked

How confident do you feel about helping someone who has a burn?

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Sam is looking at the camera

Sam is at her friend’s house for a summer party. She gets burned by flames from the barbeque and her friends act quickly to help her.

Sam’s story

Now let’s take a closer look at this skill.

How quickly do you think we should get a burn under cold running water?

What is the minimum amount of time we need to cool a burn for?

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Sam's friend uses running water from a hose to cool Sam's burnt hands

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Sam's friend uses running water from a hose to cool Sam's burnt hands

Take action: If someone has a burn, cool the burn under running water for at least 10 minutes.

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